Skip to main content

Tagged With "Missing Georgia Teen"

Reply

Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
Reply

Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

Sandye ·
IMHO, we should be striving to become a unified, self-sufficient African American community. We should encourage and support small individuals who have the potential to be the next Donald Trump or Bill Gates. We should establish more of our own banks, improve our urban "blight", develop business and professional incubators to enable us to decrease our dependency on those who seek our demise rather than our growth. Education is certainly key to self-sufficiency and we should strive to...
Reply

Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

ricardomath ·
Black Church Summit 23 Dec 05 12:00 AM EST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Sharpton and Flunder to Headline Black Church Summit on Gay Rights Focus on Homophobia and Exclusionary Divisiveness December 20, 2005 - Washington, DC - National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will convene a major discussion on lesbian and gay rights among black faith leaders. The two day Summit is to be hosted by First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia and is scheduled for January 20-21, 2006. For a schedule of events,...
Reply

Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
Reply

Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
While in college, I was a librarian, technically a book shelver at the University of Georgia. Is that humble enough of a start?
Reply

Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Huey, you were at UGA? So was I....
Reply

Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

Huey ·
When did you graduate? I finished at Fall (Dec.) 1993.
Reply

Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
Reply

Re: What is a Sellout?

Nmaginate ·
Don't believe that's such a problematic thing. The problem comes in when the range of possibilities, the range of "acceptables" are so broad... no one statement can capture the essence. Now, too often that may be the problem: Trying to give a simple, hard answer to a question that is at least as fluid as it is complex (complex in the sense that it's broad and one almost has to speak in broad generalities in an attempt to arrive at definition). And honest observations would reveal that...
Reply

Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
Article And since the Air Force Academy's coach is hardly the only one who noticed that African-Americans are integral to football success (just the one who got hammered for noticing it publicly), Lapchick also reported on significant academic disparities between black and white athletes. Among the 56 bowl teams, half had graduation rates for white players that were more than 20 percent higher than that of black players"”and another 10 schools had discrepancies of more than 30 percent...
Reply

Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
Reply

Re: NEW....

Khalliqa ·
The geographical location?--- Georgia... The Giants?--- Friends and Family..... The Paradise?---- My humble acceptance of the kindness of the human spirit.... I'm awake and open enough to receive it..... Thanks for asking..... Thanks for allowing me to share.... Peace, Virtue
Reply

Re: Untitled--Just Disappointed and Upset

HonestBrother ·
Adding to what Kresge and Vox are saying, I'll offer that I went through my own fundie period as a teen. At first my enthusiasm was boundless but then I began asking questions - being myself that is - and my moment of cognitive dissonance was the realization that the people in the religious circles I frequented placed very low value on reading books that weren't religious - even then they had to be Christian books expressing a VERY specific point of view. It wasn't forbidden just not...
Reply

Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Rowe ·
Yes, among other issues, this topic is a heavily debated issue in Washington, DC. In fact, a popular radio host by the name of Michael Baisden discusses this issue quite often on his radio program. And each time that he brings this issue up ("Single Black Women"), a swarm of Black women call in to voice their concerns. I'm only 29 years old, and right now, I'm doing OK in terms of dating. But after listening to all of these women well into their 30's and 40's calling and complaining,...
Reply

Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, in the town of Watts. In regards to the Black/Mestizo situation, I've noticed a few things: When Mestizos are a very small minority in a predominantly Black area, no one pays them any mind. In fact, many of the middle aged and older Black women will often be very friendly, and be a little sympathetic b/c the Mestizos (in this phase) are usually very poor, have many children, and don't speak English. This is my experience, so I don't want to...
Reply

Re: Babies having babies

Frenchy ·
Out of curiosity, what are the ages of the soon-to-be fathers?
Reply

Re: Babies having babies

Faheem ·
What you see befoe your eyes, can not be extrapolated out and made to apply to society at large. Teen pregnancy is at the lowest rate it has ever been since they started tracking it in the mid 70's. There are still a lot of young folk having babies but it is nothing like it was in the 80's or early 90's.
Reply

Re: Babies having babies

qty226 ·
Gambit..... Thanks!! My special day was spent doing homework/assignments and sleeping!! Im not sure if youre still out of the country....but i'll PM you to say hi!! In any case.........i feel you. After parents have done their part....its up to the teenagers, to make wise decisions. As Faheem mentioned.......the stats shows that teen pregnancy has dropped. I hope the decline continues.
Reply

Re: Babies having babies

xxGAMBITxx ·
Oh that sounds like...well that sounds kinda rough actually! LOL Sorry to hear it. Got back stateside on tuesday. Got a couple days off so I'm catching up on schoolwork and bills myself...plus you know my daughter is a handful. I pray the decline continues. We as a people don't need any more obstacles.
Reply

Re: Babies having babies

tru2urself16 ·
I believe that they are between the ages of 16 and 19, although the oldest is 29 or 30. Faheem: I understand that nationally the teenage pregnancy rate may be down, but in my community it has risen too high for comfort. I brought this subject up because I looked around and saw the situation that was going on around me and couldn't help but wonder if it was just bad around my community or if you guys had seen this same thing happening. Gambit: I agree that it is the teenagers responsiblity to...
Reply

Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

Yemaya ·
How many times did Jamie Foxx sing "Georgia" outside of the film role he played?? I'm not saying he should sing the song, I'm saying if you play the role of a pimp, you can expect BS like that to come your way. And frankly I'm tired of roles like this being nominated as outstanding by the Academy. I recall Denzel, after many playing outstanding roles, getting an Oscar for "Training Day" where he plays a crooked cop who commits all sorts of crimes. I'll just say we'll agree to disagree on...
Reply

Re: Was Your First A Virgin, Too?

Frenchy ·
Who are these older, predatory women taking up with teen boys?? I would NEVAH think of sleeping with some teenager. And if I ever found out some older women was trying to bed my teenage son, I'd have her ass in the slammer for statutory rape so fast her head would spin. A grown man who's been around the block is hit or miss. What on earth can an unexperienced teenage boy possible do for you?! Unless you're into kids. As far as I'm concerned, they're pedophiles. Blech! That's horrific. I am...
Reply

Re: Was Your First A Virgin, Too?

ZAKAR ·
He probably wouldnt have said anything to you about it. Especially if he liked it That's horrific. I am so terribly sorry to hear that. Please dont feel sorry about that it was a pleasant experience, lol, and with all this hype about it the fact of the matter is it exceptable for older women/ girls sleep with teenage boys, most men in their teen years fantacized it and its more common than you think.
Reply

Re: Potential reduction in Child Support payments for non-custodial parents

bigddouble ·
More on the new formula calculation: The new child support formula Published on: 03/16/06 Georgia is changing the way child support payments are calculated. Last year, the General Assembly passed a law saying that when the amount of child support is calculated, noncustodial parents will no longer pay a flat percentage of their incomes; instead, the income of both parents will be taken into account. It also passed a "parenting time" adjustment that would give noncustodial parents a reduction...
Reply

Re: College "Education" Is BS

MBM ·
Well - you know you can't make that last statement and not expect for a question about it! Can you explain your thoughts about "rejecting integration"? We live in a white country. On a daily basis, we have no choice but to interact with white America. While "rejecting integration" can be emotionally liberating, what do you see as the practical implications, limits, and ramifications of that? I've written about using the "white flight" phenomenon to create all black or majority black...
Reply

Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I have read your thoughts about a Black state and of course, I think your outline is a great plan. However, Africans managing an entire state in this country will come with a cost. What I am saying is... Haiti, the first, only liberated and free African state / country in the western hemisphere is suffering, IMO, beause their ancestors kicked french ass all over Hispanola. Yes, I do think white folks have long term memory, especially in the case of the Haitian people. The ramifications of a...
Reply

Re: Conspiracy, COINTELPRO & Malachi York

1milehi ·
thanks kai. ---------------------------------- the following article appeared in the 03-23 denver weekly news:
Reply

Re: What are you listening to right now?

tru2urself16 ·
Gladys Knight and the Pips: Midnight train to Georgia.
Reply

Re: What are you listening to right now?

HonestBrother ·
Now that's my song! My gurl Gladys goes to chuch on that one
Reply

Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
L.A. braces for protest, as Bush addresses 'emotional debate' Pending legislation spurs tens of thousands to march LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- As thousands of people were expected to protest legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants on Saturday, President Bush said he planned to toughen enforcement of immigration laws. "America is a nation of immigrants, and we're also a nation of laws," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and...
Reply

Re: African American Suicide

Huey ·
I did remember one teen guy who committed suicide because he gotten this underage girl pregnant, or so the story goes. He was like 16 or 15, and the girl was younger. Granted, that's not an excuse to get out of being a father, but there had to have been something that made him panic to take his own life. Maybe fear of prison for fear of being a deadbeat dad. I just don't know. Plus, didn't Phyllis Hyman committed suicide? She left a note and everything.
Reply

Re: Condi for President? No thank you.

xxGAMBITxx ·
Condi for president..hhmmm... Thats like putting Jeffery Dahmer in charge of a shelter for teen runaways...
Reply

Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

MBM ·
The biggest thing that is stuck in my brain from reading this first Covenant is the extraordinary disparity in the quality of life as it relates to health that African Americans suffer versus whites. Many currently ask whether racism still exists. I would have them consider the following statistics displayed in this chapter: A quote under the "What the Community Can Do" section sums it up: Thoughts?
Reply

Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Wow! What is the SOA? The School of the Americas (SOA), in 2001 renamed the "Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation," is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia. Initially established in Panama in 1946, it was kicked out of that country in 1984 under the terms of the Panama Canal Treaty. Former Panamanian President, Jorge Illueca, stated that the School of the Americas was the "biggest base for destabilization in Latin America."...
Reply

Re: Illegal Immigration

ricardomath ·
I have a thread here about some recient victories in the struggle against the SOA. ¡No Mas! http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/79160213/m/9751002783
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

folobatuyi ·
HB, Thanks for bringing this up! I have found this observation to be true right here in Cleveland. I understand that in cold climate areas, the local folks tend to be cold and reserved. But geez, I don't think an occassional wave or smile would be so unwelcomed. Ok, maybe it's the gap in my teeth that is scaring folks away. The guys give the obligatory nodd...but the sistas....hmmm? Interestingly,I have been told that I say hi too much by a sista at work yet she asked me why folks seem to...
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Fabulous ·
Perhaps it indeed depends on the area involved. . .I have yet to experience the same type of harassment from black men that some of the ladies here have mentioned. . .although I have several black female friends who speak of the same negative experiences. In my case though, I generally smile back or acknowledge most greetings in some way--out of habit. However, if a man is too pushy or out of hand, I will simply show him my gun and tell him to back the hell off. Just kidding, folks. I never...
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, are we on the same thread?... I'm talking about custom - not mating - I'm saying that in this setting (Athens, Georgia) black women systematically - as a GROUP - resisted this custom that even white women observed... and I'm not the only one who has noticed this...
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
If it's that obvious, then what is wrong with the men in Athens, GA.? Are the women in Athens, GA gay, bisexual? Have the women claimed to have a lot of bad experiences? What is your explanation for why those women in Athens, GA won't have anything to do with the Black men there? I'm very much interested in your response.
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, I don't know... that's why I started the thread... I didn't have an expanation... but the phenomenon seemed sufficiently widespread that it seemed worthwhile to seek an answer... and perhaps there is no one answer...but the thing that surprises me is how uniform the responses to this thread have been... I.e., that women feel that it invites unwanted sexual attention... and I'm not disputing what they say... although it does surprise me.... I've never personally taken a passing greeting...
Reply

Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

Frenchy ·
If the government has time to track online teen diaries and prosecute said teens for any slight against Bush, they certainly have time to actively monitor any message board that touches on politics. IMO, there's very little that they don't monitor. Weren't the just going crazy over trying to get all of our internet search histories from Google and Yahoo? I don't think they'd infiltrate the site and try to influence people with some sort of intelligent thought. I think they're more apt to...
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Rowe ·
Then the the only reasonable explanation that we can deduce (based on your observation) is that Black women in Athens, GA lack manners. They require special training in social etiquette and Georgia customs. I'm also curious as to why if your mother, who I'm assuming is a southern woman, passed these great customs onto you, why didn't other Black mothers residing in southern areas pass these same customs onto their Black daughters?
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Maybe you're right... why didn't I think of that?
Reply

Re: Do you think the government is reading AA.org?

Len ·
I agree Frenchy. Also, I suspect the government has intelligence to go undetected in terms of IP address. In other words, the government can possibly tap into AA.org's host network and monitor without visibility. Therefore, I would not necessarily assume its (the government) among the guests viewing the board.
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Khalliqa ·
Mine too....I was raised in the South..... this is very much true...... when I moved to DC it was somewhat of a culture shock..... I spoke to everyone I saw.... only to get unwanted responses (mostly negative).... Many reasons.... especially now that I'm back I can see a stark difference... **influx of northerners bringing their mores.... ** lax parenting in general..... **feminist negative coloring of the practice.... **culture that's male dominated (including hip hop).... where...
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

HonestBrother ·
Sorry, I had to get this... just in case you decided to erase it I need at least one witness to confirm that I'm not crazy and making this up
Reply

Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Khalliqa ·
You know I was trying not to mention that..... it was a reality for me personally in Georgia... though not with J&J..... the paperbag test....... was applied here in Georgia by many members of the organization.... tthough not all..... but enough that it was a common practice..... I do not think skin color is an issue any more.... at least not to the extent it used to be.... I think income and status was and still is a significant factor.... which is why.... it's good to instill...
Reply

Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Diamond ·
Virtue, You are so right, we don't discuss the hurtful things we have done to ourselves. We are quick to point out what the white man has done to us but we very seldom discuss what we do to ourselves. I am ashamed to say that I have heard of the paper bag test. Not only with the J&J but with other black organizations. For example my church, I heard it said by someone I respect that a presbyterian is a baptist that has made it. In addition, my presbyterian church has a history of only...
Reply

Re: Sistas, what's up with....

MidLifeMan ·
I may have shared this once before... I had a conversation with a cousin years ago. We meet for drinks and dinner and were talking and catching up on what each had been up to...when he out of the blue asked, "oh, and what is up with the sisters these days". I didn't ask what do you mean I said, "do you mean why is it that when you see one they look at you like you owe them money"...He said "YA!...everywhere I go these days it's the same thing" I have to ask do the black women respond to...
Reply

Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

MBM ·
I didn't mean necessarily to stay there, but in the way that Jews send their kids to Israel in their teen years or they used to send them to kibbutzes there - we need to start getting to know each other better and sending our kids over so they grow up with Africa in their consciousness. If a percentage of African Americans decided to go and live there then all the better.
 
×
×
×
×